Man stranded on a sampan after trying to retrieve his lost drone in Shan Pui River


18th October 2020 – (Hong Kong) At 5pm today, a family of four took advantage of Sunday to go for an outing at Nam Sang Wai, Yuen Long. During the trip, he took out his drone to film but it suddenly fell into Shan Pui River nearby. He saw a sampan nearby and decided to row to retrieve the drone.

However, he was subsequently stranded in the river due to the retreating tide. His family members immediately called the police for help. When the rescuers arrived at the scene, the water level rose again and he managed to float back to the river shore. The male victim also needed treatment from paramedics due to minor abrasions on his hands and feet, but he did not need to be sent to the hospital.